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Pumpkins School Program


Program Description:

With your students, rediscover this iconic North American symbol of autumn: the pumpkin! Discover the Iroquois legend of the Three Sisters and the origins of Hallowe’en celebrations and traditions. Children explore the different parts of a pumpkin plant and its life cycle, and discover that pumpkins come in all sizes and colours. Finally, each student decorates a bag to carry their own baby pumpkin — found during a “pumpkin hunt” — back to school.

Curriculum Links:     

Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten Science and Technology —Understanding Life Systems Kindergarten              Competency 5 — To construct his/her understanding of the world
Grade 1 Science and Technology —Understanding Life Systems Primary Cycle 1        Science and Technology — To explore the world of science and technology

Teacher Tips:

Dress appropriately for farm and weather conditions. Make name tags to help the Museum Educator build rapport with students. Bring lunch to eat in the outdoor picnic area. To prepare, see more pre-visit tips or download the pre-visit information PDF.


$9 per student, $1 per chaperone (group leader is free).
A minimum fee of $144 will be charged per group.


To reserve this program call 613-991-3053 or 1-866-442-4416 (toll free). You may also complete the online reservation form or email

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